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Having difficult conversations

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Some conversations are just plain difficult and stressful – like giving feedback, addressing a sensitive situation or discussing money. In the face of one of these, your brain tells you to RUN! It tells you that your relationship will end or that you’ll lose this…

Is positivity backfiring?

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Is positivity and being “nice” getting in the way of accountability, honest conversations and ultimately, getting results?  Potentially. Victor Lipman, in his HBR article, discusses under-management – the opposite end of the spectrum from micro-management. Many businesses are suffering because managers aren’t managing enough. They…

Stop stealing my dopamine!

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… a message to people who habitually solve problems for others – on behalf of hungry learners everywhere Think of a time when you solved a problem for someone else (“Why don’t you just create a new plan and act on it – just do…

Top behaviours of a good Boss, according to Google

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The number one behaviour of a great boss is being a good coach! So says Google who studied the behaviours of great bosses through Project Oxygen – a decade of big data research. In addition to being a good coach, Google’s Oxygen project found that…

Celebrating Our Partners

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We want to celebrate the great relationships we have with our partners. They all help us get our words out into the world, through creating, arranging or supporting our programmes, co-delivering with us or providing our programmes to their customers. CRRGlobal – provider of ORSC…

Coaches Going Corporate video series

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Shooksvensen in cooperation with Boom Boom Go are launching an 8-part video course series called Coaches Going Corporate. The series is intended for coaches who want to sharpen their coaching skills and who want to work within organisations, either as external or internal coaches. Some of…

Making Change Stick

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As coaches and trainers, we all know how hard it can be for our clients to embed their new learning into an ongoing practice, or stick to the changes they want in their lives and create new habits. In this short video, Lori Shook shares…

Brain Power: A User’s guide for navigating uncertain times

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In collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University Business School in November 2016 Lori delivered a  Winter 2016 Leadership Masterclass called “Brain Power: a user’s guide for navigating uncertain times!” Short interview with Lori: Link to the PowerPoint presentation Lori Shook Professional Coach and a Master Certified…

Lori at Manchester Metropolitan University

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Manchester Metropolitan University Business School in partnership with CMI and Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce announce our Winter 2016 Leadership Masterclass by Lori Shook, Director, shooksvensen “Brain Power: a user’s guide for navigating uncertain times!” at Manchester Met Business School Lecture Theatre G33 5.30-8.00pm, Thursday,…

Through the Door

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Through the Door Model. Janine Bailey and Marie Quigley over at Empower-World run a series of web-casts and they interviewed Lori about her “Through the Door” Model. “Consistent with Lori’s background in science and engineering, her approach to coaching is practical and pragmatic: she insists that instead…